Billy Corgan on Christian Rock: I Think Jesus Would Like Better Bands

The Smashing Pumpkins helped me get through my adolescent years. When Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was released in 1995, I was a hormonally-charged fifteen-year-old wondering how on earth to make sense of the chaos of life around me. "Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage" became something of a rallying cry for me that year. And then in my senior year of high school, the rock band I was in performed the Pumpkins' 1993 hit "Today" at our school's Battle of the Bands. To … [Read more...]